Memoir: Plausible Detail or Lying? You Decide

There’s a fine line in memoir writing between making up facts (lying), and enhancing memoir with plausible detail. At what point does an author deliberately mislead the memoir reader? Jane Friedman https://janefriedman.com/writing-advice-archive/ offers an archived guest post by Tracy Seeley called When Is Lying in Memoir Acceptable? 3 Key Issues.

Read the story Screaming and Splashing from my book Remembering Childhood: Workbook Your Way to a Finished Memoir and decide for yourself. http://leslierupley.com/rememberingchildhood/excerpt-remembering-childhood-screaming-splashing/

Here are the Facts:

I was four years old The fire hydrant was open
My mother watched
It was a hot day … Read More